Since 1990, HAP’s staff and volunteers have helped over 55,000 clients providing free civil legal services worth more than $94 million.
HAP annually holds over 100 annual legal clinics in 25 shelters, soup kitchens, transitional housing sites, and overnight cafes throughout Philadelphia.
In 2019, HAP provided advice and referrals to 1,690 clients and extended representation to 1,612 clients, including 128 veterans and 375homeless children and youth.
HAP’s SOAR (SSI/SSDI Outreach Access and Recovery) Project has a 98% approval rate and disabled men and women are found eligible for SSI benefits within only 58 days, on average. Over 2,000 homeless men and women who are too disabled to work have secured Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits on an expedited basis through HAP’s celebrated SOAR Project.